October 19, 2021

US: Man sues Burger King because hiring an alleged Taser and switchblade holding manager just isn’t cool

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bkBy Ashlee Kiele From Consumerist

Although there are few things worse than receiving a cold batch of onion rings, getting attacked by a Taser and switchblade wielding fast food manager probably ranks right up there. These events all led to a lawsuit filed against Burger King.

According to the Courthouse News Service, a New Mexico man filed a lawsuit against the fast food chain after a June 2013 incident in which he claims the manager of a local Burger King attacked him when he asked for his onion rings to be heated up.

The complaint, filed against the chain, the manager and several Burger King associates, seeks punitive damages for assault and negligent hiring and training.

According to the lawsuit, the manager took the onion rings to be reheated and spoke to a co-worker in Spanish.

The customer claims the manager told the co-worker: “This white boy is mad about his food, and he doesn’t even know that I’m going to return it and do whatever I want to it, and he’ll still eat it and never have any idea of what I did to his food,” the lawsuit states the manager said.

After the exchange the customer asked for a refund, which was refused.

The customer says that’s when the manager began taking pictures of him and his vehicle.
Shortly after being confronted about the pictures, the lawsuit states that the manager “came around the counter and began lunging at [the customer] with a Taser in one hand and a switchblade knife in the other hand.”

The man says he dodged the weapons until police arrived to arrest the manager.

According to the lawsuit, the customer claims the manager “had prior incidents of uncontrolled anger and violent conduct toward patrons and co-workers, or which the defendants knew, or should have known.”

Courthouse News Service reports the manager pleaded guilty to felony assault with a deadly weapon.

IMAGE: (Morton Fox)

For more on this story go to: https://consumerist.com/2014/10/08/man-sues-burger-king-because-hiring-an-alleged-taser-and-switchblade-holding-manager-just-isnt-cool/

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